Ok...it’s late, I work tomorrow...but this is a post that must be made before I sleep.
I have said that my review of the Top 2 of the 2018 Olympia will happen not here, but on YouTube. This is still true. But that video won’t be made for several days. So I have to say this here and now: @flexatronrhoden IS Mr. Olympia. Period. @philheath is a 7X Mr. Olympia. Period.
Nothing can take these things away! So...to people writing things like #notmymrolympia , yeah...Shawn IS! That’s the reality. LIVE IN REALITY!!!
And to those hating on him, or on Phil...what’s the point? These men are both amazing Bodybuilders. Both showed up last weekend trying their best to win. They busted their asses to be the best they possibly could be. And if your favorite won, or your favorite lost...guess what? NEITHER MAN “SUCKS”!!! Geez!!!! You don’t go home with a Sandow...once or seven times...SUCKING as a Bodybuilder! You don’t end up 2nd in the Olympia SUCKING as a Bodybuilder! Shawn didn’t suck in 2016, and Phil doesn’t now!
You can disagree with the majority of the judges at the 2018 Olympia, or you can agree with them...but don’t hate of Shawn or Phil simply because you like one or the other more. It’s simply asinine and illogical. Just be inspired. And then aspire. Aspire to be better. Aspire to be your best!
And, shit...don’t say shitty things to me because you don’t like a photo I posted. Scroll the fuck pass! I read so many ignorant comments post Olympia (this year and especially last year) that I find myself tempted to be ignorant back. And I don’t like that. I’d like to read the comments on my posts and “like” them and converse back....but I’m tempted to disable the comments more and more. I could just NOT READ them, but then I’d miss the ones from friends.
So...just be cool. Sometimes all it takes to be cool is to be silent.
Now...enjoy this photo by @baileyimage of our 2018 Mr. Olympia Shawn Rhoden. This pose, and this physique...simply sublime!
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🔥 Why You Should Do Pullups 🔥
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Pullups are easily my favourite back exercise! They are the epitome of bodyweight control and strength because you are pulling you are pulling your entire bodyweight against gravity. There is a reason not a lot of people can do it, let alone properly and that is slimy because of how difficult the movement is and just how many muscles it invves when doing it accurately (i.e. your biceps, posterior deltoids, lats, fore, etc.)! There are also so many different variations such as wide pullups, archer pullups, typewriter pullups, and more! Easily one of, if not the best back exercise out there!
If you can't do one right now, don't worry! Working progressions like negatives, isometric holds, and even using bands can definitely help!
It has taken me a bit to post this as honestly no words will ever live up to it and be strong enough .anyone knows me knows what am about to write is breathtakingly crazy for me but here it is @philheath the one the only the GOAT the true champion the next level just rang me and was on the phone with me for over an hour .this guy is not only the greatest ever bodybuilder to stand on stage but the most humble I have ever met .the fact he reached out to me asked for my cell and actually rang me and spoke to me for that long explains and shows what kind of man he is never mind champion .. a lot of people close to me knows my story and some don’t but I’ll explain so you can get the full effect of what @philheath did.as a kid I grew up in a severely abusive home one that actually made it safer for me to live on the streets so I left home as a young teen and slept rough, couch surfed and literally lived in a gym .I became obsessed with bodybuilding and was told I had unbelievable genetics but my career was quickly stopped by a severe head injury that almost killed me and had to learn to walk and talk again.years later I meet my now wife and we moved to the UK when we moved we waited weeks for our furniture and finally found out all our belongings were stolen ..we were sleeping in our car for weeks and I became extremely ill and ended up spending most of a year In hospital . Fast forward a year and a half and I was kicking the illness ass I took up acting and now I stand today with a record of 29 films 20 months all lead roles from short films to feature films which led to interviews with magazines and radio stations throughout the world and nominated for 4 awards .I got offered to come to America for a job 7k dollars a week and a home .I bring my wife and 1yr old and 4yr old to find out its lies and become homeless and have to be taken in by a friend I met here .No money nowhere to go and not knowing what to do I decided am staying in America to make it no matter what I won’t quit .I posted on my story and @philheath messaged me .never thinking In my wildest dreams that a little later he’d ring me. He’s everything I expected humble,honest and awesome dude.
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Another proud moment in my life! 🤙🙏💯🏋️♂️😍
Waikato Champs last night was amazing to say the least! Managed to take home 3 placings in men's physique, classic physique and winning my open bodybuilding 🤙🤙💯💯🙏🙏 I just want to extend a massive thank you to @jasmine_kitana_brown and @white_kobe_ who have been coaching me the past few shows and have been such amazing support! They're always looking out for my best interests and make sure I'm happy and enjoying the journey so if there are any athletes out there who want a strong whanau foundation for comp prep @jlpt_nz are definitely my go too team!!! Love you guys!! And to my amazing brother @project.minotaur.fitness who I was completely honoured to have shared in your experience of winning your first medals 😢😢😍😍 happiest bro moment brother! So proud of you! And to my loving partner @rialee1808 who has gone above and beyond this past week to make sure everything was running smoothly making sure I was well rested, well looked after and cared for, making countless trips to the supermarket, having to put up with my food prep mess, having the patients putting up with my peak week mindset 😙🤣 honestly having a partner who is 1000000000000% behind you and supporting you through all the good times and bad, the highs and lows and the winnings and struggles is so important and so critical to being able to succeed in this sport. I honestly cannot thank you enough and from the bottom of my heart I am so grateful to have you in my life and I will always be here to support you and back you in whatever choices or goals you decide to take on during your life! 💙❤💜💛🖤💞 I love you!!! Nationals time guys!!! Drink your water, deplete thoughs carbs, hit that cardio, dig deep and we will see you all in a weeks time!! LOVE YOU ALL!!!
AGP 2018 Classic Physique
1st clip : @stanimal9 Fianl
2nd clip : @stanimal9 Prejudging
3rd clip : @ifbbpro_kang Final
4th clip : @sajadniknam Final
Stan brought better pakage than Olympia stage. His presentation reminded us @realbobparis and @leelabrada Awesome Classical Posing with beautiful physique. He also nailed condition. Those aspects combined perfectly. 2nd Place finisher guy has amazing quads and condition. Only problem was his back. If he fixed that, he would be the top competitor at any big pro shows. Kang nailed his condition and his strength is he has no weakness. I hope he added some dense muscles here and there. He has all the tools to become the top competitors. Can't wait to see his next step.
2. 스태니멀은 앞선 인터뷰에 기반한 내용이 대부분이라 번역하지 않았습니다. 강성진 선수의 강점은 말그대로 약점이 없으신 것입니다. 조금의 볼륨감이 더해진다면 탑 선수의 툴을 갖춘 그가 어떤 일이든 해낼 수 있다고 생각합니다. AGP 2위를 기록한 중동 선수의 이름은 모르나 정말 강도높고 거대한 사이즈의 하체와 날이선 컨디션과 프레젠테이션으로 좌중을 압도했습니다. 그가 등만 보완한다면 앞으로 어떤 빅쇼에서도 탑선수가 될 것이라 믿어 의심치 않습니다.
AGP 2018 winner
1st clip : Hadi at Final
2nd clip : Hadi at Prejudging
Hadi was absolute beast on stage. He knows how to make crowds crazy. He brought almost same pakage he brought at Portugal Pro show. He has size, perfect muscle insertions and condition. His team and his coach @hanyrambod are working for his U.S visa. He is aiming to compete Arnold Classic Ohio 2019. And he also has a plan to compete as Men's Open competitor but not now.
2. 인터뷰 내용을 토대로한 영문입니다. 중복되는 내용이므로 번역하지 않겠습니다.
Ahhhhh I love seeing so many photos from 2018 @mrolympiallc competitors at Nelson Ghost Town! So you know I gotta throw my two cents in. 😉 Throwing it back to 2016 with @goddessmandy_ifbbpro and @terryaleksic!
Easy, simple and good! This lunch is calling my name and I surely won’t say no😍
BBQ with the family and so many different salads to choose from. This is life
Fácil, simple y bueno! Este almuerzo está llamando mi nombre y seguramente no diré que no😍
Asado con la familia y tantas ensaladas diferentes para elegir. La vida es buena
Can you guess what this nice-cream is made of?
Not bananas... not mango...
It is frozen strawberries and kiwis 🥝🍓
It was perfect because I woke up quite dehydrated and just wanted a big bowl of fruit
I topped this with 1/2 mango, white almond butter and @dulces.riyan cacao truffles
What would you top your nice-cream with?
¿Puedes adivinar de qué está hecho este “helado”?
No son plátanos ... tampoco mango ...
Son fresas y kiwis congelados🥝🍓
Fue perfecto porque me desperté bastante deshidratada y solo quería un gran tazón de fruta
Cubrí esto con 1/2 mango, mantequilla de almendra blanca y trufas de cacao de @dulces.riyan
¿Qué le pondrías a tu “helado”?